Imagining possible future failures sometimes causes us to fall into a limiting mental trap. No one doubts that life is full of setbacks and moments of discomfort or pain, but it is also true that much of our ills are made by our own imagination. The fear of failure is a perfect example of this.
Being unemployed not only damages our economic capacity, it also affects our mental health. The unemployment rate is worrying in Spain, and in fact stands at almost 20% of the population. This is one of the most worrying problems for Spaniards, who since the economic crisis that began in 2008 have seen job insecurity become
Contrary to popular belief, not teaching to control emotions from childhood is harmful. Many parents believe in a myth that, if applied to all facets of parenting, it can be very harmful for the little ones in the house. This belief consists of the idea that boys and girls should limit themselves to relating to
Crying in therapy involves many things, but it is usually a good thing for patients. Some time ago, in clinical practice, I saw a number of clients prone to crying. Crying in therapy is not uncommon, and it has to do with the emotional implications of the content and memories that are being worked on.
This personality trait defines people with a rather moody mood. Neurotic people are a constant in our society. And it is that despite the fact that we call ourselves “rational animals”, emotional instability is widespread among the human species. And it is that the meaning of the term “neuroticism” basically alludes to that: the relative
Some tips to emotionally manage the post-lockdown vacation. With the arrival of good weather and the summer months, an important motivation for preparing for the holidays and enjoying them usually appears. Destination search, planning and packing has never been more uncertain than this year. On the one hand, it is likely that the confinement has
What emotional function does crying have? Everything you should know about crying. Babies and toddlers crying loudly. They cry because they are hungry, cold, afraid or in pain… They cry at school, at home, in the park and in the supermarket. Many of them cry at all hours or several times a day. It is
Having the creeps in emotionally intense situations is very common. Why happens? Goose bumps are one of those phenomena that remind us that the separation between humans and other animals is, deep down, a mirage, something artificial. Our body is constantly traversed by hundreds of physiological processes that regulate the way we react to our
EI examines the importance of the emotional facet as a key element in intelligence. Emotional Intelligence is one of the key concepts to understand the direction that psychology has taken in recent decades. From a model primarily concerned with mental disorders on the one hand and reasoning abilities on the other, it has passed to
To better understand what happiness is, you have to distinguish between emotion and feeling. Throughout human history, many people have reflected on the concept of happiness. Have you ever tried it? During my research, I have come to realize that thinking about happiness (in the philosophical sense of the word) is difficult work, because you